TUNING B.M.C SPORTS CARS by Mike Garton PDF Free Download
Former technical editor of’Auto NewsLSales Manager for Marcos Cars and journalist 33-year-old Mike Garton turned to four wheels after several years’ success on motorcycles in scrambles and ultra-lightweight road racing, with a season’s karting as well in 1958 the bug-eyed Sprite was introduced, the 1935 MG ‘PA’ then owned was changed for a Sprite in ’59. An early Austin-Healey Club member, he has remained faithful to this marque.
In 1962 a lightweight racing Sprite was built, MEG 199, which earned itself a formidable reputation and works support for Mike. First winner of the John Gott Trophy annual award, Mike acquired the Donald Healey-built Le Mans coupe (’62 car) in 1963. With the encouragement of Geoff Healey, Geoff Price, Stuart Turner and Peter Browning, private and works entries were to take him to successes on circuits at home, in France, Belguim, Germany, Italy and America. These include 2nd overall in the 65 Brands Hatch 1000 Miles, class wins at 1000Ks, Nurburgring in ’67 (3rd m 66) and Sebring 12 hrs. 68. In 1966 Mike was efected a full member of the British Racing Drivers Club. Since then assorted iron from Cooper S and single-seaters to Lotus 23B have been campaigned.
Now a technical correspondent with the Special Tuning Dept of British Leyland at Abingdon, Mike continues to race in long distance continental events.
The 1098cc Sprite Midget
1275cc Sprite MK.4 /Midget MRS
CHAPTER6 MG Transmission
CHAPTER7 Tuning the Suspension
The Five Bearing Engine
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